The best-known, most scenic and diverse routes are concentrated in the spectacular mountains of the  Serra de  Tramuntana and throughout the entire northern area, making Alcúdia the ideal base for those who are wishing to do some hiking whilst visiting the island.

 

Alcúdia is one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca, a visit to see its wonderful sights is a must, especially if you want to take a walk through its charming historic centre and taste a typical “pa amb oli”. After discovering the beautiful walled medieval town, one of the best activities for hiking enthusiasts, is to enjoy some of the scenic routes from Alcúdia leading to the interior of the island or to climb up into the majestic Sierra de  Tramuntana.

 

Hiking trails from Alcúdia

 

Just a few kilometres from Alcúdia,  the Serra de Tramuntana, is crossed by routes and paths that serve as witness to the beauty of the mountains and the sea. Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, els Tossals Verds, Puig de Massanella, Sa Calobra and  Pollença are just some of the must do stops and excursions for those who wish  to discover more about the local Mallorcan culture and its many and varied traditions.

 

The island of Mallorca has an extensive network of contrasting roads and routes, many steeped in  history. Some paths go back to Arab times, while others were used by local charcoal makers in days gone by, and meander through the forests connecting one village to another. Going hiking in Alcúdia, allows you to discover places of fabulous beauty, full of ancient stories and legends many of which cannot be reached by car. Hike along paths made by smugglers that lead you to the most inaccessible places on the coast, discover the coastal watchtowers built in the XVI century to defend the area against the attacks from Turkish pirates, see the  "Marges" and dry stone walls that have been used since Arab times to help cultivate the land and to collect water for irrigation.

 

If you are going to go hiking in Alcúdia, you will discover that most of the hiking routes go through the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, a world heritage site of outstanding  natural beauty, criss-crossing crags, cliffs and dry riverbeds following cobbled paths or goat trails.

 

In the Sierra de Tramuntana, you will find mountains that rise up, in a just few kilometres, from sea level to 1.436 m and where almost all the peaks are accessible thanks to the roads that were originally constructed to reach the precious snow wells high up in the mountains. There are routes to suit all abilities, for those who just want to do some gentle  hiking, checking out the local nature as they pass through, to more challenging where the views are simply breath taking.

 

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